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Tabuaeran, also known as Fanning Island, is a coral atoll located in the central Pacific Ocean. It is part of the Line Islands in the Republic of Kiribati, and is located about 1,800 kilometres (1,118 miles) south of the Hawaiian Islands.

Tabuaeran is a roughly oval-shaped atoll, measuring about 9.6 kilometres (6 miles) in length and 5.6 kilometres (3.5 miles) in width. It has a total land area of about 4.9 square kilometres (1.9 square miles), and is surrounded by a lagoon of approximately 20 square kilometres (7.7 square miles). The atoll is made up of 13 islets, with the largest being Tabuaeran Island, located in the northern part of the atoll.

Tabuaeran has a rich history, having been first sighted by Spanish navigator Álvaro de Mendaña in 1595. The island was later visited by British explorer Captain James Cook in 1778, and was claimed by the United Kingdom in 1892. The island was annexed by the United States in 1922, and was administered as part of the US-controlled Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony until 1979. In 1979, the island was transferred to the newly formed Republic of Kiribati.

Today, Tabuaeran is home to around 600 people, mostly of Polynesian descent. The island is a popular tourist destination, with its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and abundant marine life. The island is also home to a number of historical sites, including the ruins of an old British fort.

Tabuaeran is an important part of the history and culture of Kiribati, and is an important part of the country’s tourism industry. The island is a beautiful and peaceful place, and provides visitors with a unique glimpse into the culture and history of the Pacific Islands.

Excursion tips for a day in Tabuaeran

As a tourist in Tabuaeran in Kiribati, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the best things to do:

1. Explore the beautiful beaches and take a dip in the crystal-clear waters.
2. Visit the local markets and sample some of the local produce.
3. Go snorkeling and explore the diverse marine life in the coral reefs.
4. Visit the local historical sites, including the ruins of an ancient fort.
5. Take a boat tour and explore the many islands of the lagoon.
6. Go fishing and catch some of the delicious local seafood.
7. Visit the local villages and learn about the culture and traditions of the people of Tabuaeran.
8. Take a day trip to some of the nearby islands and enjoy the stunning views.
9. Spend the day relaxing on the beach and soaking up the sun.
10. Enjoy the local cuisine and sample some of the delicious dishes.

Experience Tabuaeran with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Tabuaeran. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Tabuaeran

Tabuaeran in Kiribati has a tropical climate, with temperatures ranging from 24 to 31 degrees Celsius all year round. The wet season is from November to April, with heavy rain and high humidity. The dry season is from May to October, with less rain and more sunshine. The weather is generally hot and humid, with the occasional tropical storm and occasional strong winds. The climate is generally pleasant, with warm days and cool nights, making it a great place to visit all year round.

Cruise weather for Tabuaeran

Our weather forecast for Tabuaeran helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
May. 30th 2024 May. 30th 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 27 °C
32.0 m/s
34.6 m/s
87.5 %
17.9 m
78.7 %
1,011 hPa
May. 31st 2024 May. 31st 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 27.7 °C
24.8 m/s
27.4 m/s
84.9 %
23.7 m
74.1 %
1,011 hPa
Jun. 1st 2024 Jun. 1st 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 26.9 °C
20.5 m/s
20.5 m/s
24.4 %
21.0 m
75.4 %
1,011 hPa
Jun. 2nd 2024 Jun. 2nd 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.2 °C
18.7 m/s
18.7 m/s
48.3 %
23.7 m
77.6 %
1,010 hPa
Jun. 3rd 2024 Jun. 3rd 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.6 °C
28.4 m/s
28.4 m/s
65.9 %
23.8 m
77.7 %
1,010 hPa
Jun. 4th 2024 Jun. 4th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.7 °C
28.4 m/s
31.0 m/s
72.7 %
24.1 m
76.9 %
1,010 hPa
Jun. 5th 2024 Jun. 5th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 27.7 °C
23.8 m/s
28.8 m/s
52.4 %
21.5 m
77.8 %
1,011 hPa
Jun. 6th 2024 Jun. 6th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.4 °C
25.6 m/s
28.3 m/s
69.2 %
24.1 m
80.2 %
1,011 hPa
Jun. 7th 2024 Jun. 7th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 27.3 °C
24.1 m/s
27.4 m/s
80.6 %
23.0 m
79.0 %
1,012 hPa
Jun. 8th 2024 Jun. 8th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.7 °C
23.8 m/s
26.4 m/s
73.0 %
24.1 m
78.9 %
1,012 hPa
Jun. 9th 2024 Jun. 9th 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 27.5 °C
22.9 m/s
25.0 m/s
28.5 %
24.1 m
72.8 %
1,012 hPa
Jun. 10th 2024 Jun. 10th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.5 °C
28.1 m/s
28.8 m/s
66.1 %
22.8 m
76.0 %
1,012 hPa
Jun. 11th 2024 Jun. 11th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.5 °C
24.5 m/s
26.6 m/s
8.1 %
24.1 m
73.9 %
1,012 hPa
Jun. 12th 2024 Jun. 12th 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 27.3 °C
20.3 m/s
22.3 m/s
32.8 %
24.1 m
75.5 %
1,011 hPa
Jun. 13th 2024 Jun. 13th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.2 °C
21.2 m/s
22.7 m/s
20.7 %
22.4 m
77.9 %
1,010 hPa

Cruises to Tabuaeran

Would you like to travel to Tabuaeran on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Tabuaeran.

Scheduled ship calls in Tabuaeran, Kiribati
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 15th 2024 Tuesday, 15th of Oct. 2024 MS Zaandam 08:00 am 02:00 pm
Mar. 1st 2025 Saturday, 1st of Mar. 2025 MS Koningsdam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 15th 2025 Wednesday, 15th of Oct. 2025 MS Zaandam 08:00 am 02:00 pm
Feb. 8th 2026 Sunday, 8th of Feb. 2026 Seven Seas Mariner 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 28th 2026 Saturday, 28th of Feb. 2026 MS Nieuw Amsterdam 08:00 am 05:00 pm

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